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Sunday, January 20, 2013

I'm at 70 weeks of maintenance.
That's a lot of time, and I have never maintained my week for so long before.
It is a steady state, and it often makes me fidget and change something in my routine.

Weight and Nutrition:
During Christmas holidays I gained 4 pounds, and for a reason.
Now I seem to have less and less trouble with mindless eating.
When I feel hunger after finishing my dinner, I as myself: was it a proper meal? When the answer is yes, I stop eating, or eat a piece of fruit.
I stopped tracking food a week ago because I got bored, but I eat well and my weight shows it: back in goal range.

Body and Exercise:
The last time I weighed that much was after summer holidays.
At that time I felt soft and squishy so it was quite alarming, but explained by no running and no strength training for a week, only walking and swimming.
Now there was nothing wrong with my body, so I didn't panic.
I do my 4 runs and 3 weight workouts every week.
Barbell training goes well.
But I'll have to say goodbye to my exercise ball because there isn't enough space in our flat for both the ball and the barbell. So the ball will be deflated and packed away today.
I still cannot do pullups, but my attempts look more like pullups than they used to : )

Running is OK, but I gave up on my plans increasing distance, because this winter is very snowy. My favorite running trail on the hill was covered in deep fresh snow, only a foot-width path packed. I met 3 runners, 2 power walkers and 2 skiers this morning. Passing each other, one person had to step aside into the deep snow.

Body and Beauty:
I re-died dyed my hair with henna and indigo yesterday, and as always, it looks wonderful: a beautiful rich auburn color. Henna makes my hair strong and healthy.
Applying the thick dark green mixture on my head is messy and it must stay on for 3 hours, but it's totally worth it.
If anybody is interested, here is a great book:

On most days I manage to go to bed early, and wake up before alarm, and that is good, even if I get less than 8 hours.
Sometimes I wake up too early. Getting up anyway works better than staying in bed to get the 8 hours.
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    696 days ago
    Thats super awesome....70 weeks!!!
    Your workout regime sounds great...and I like that you do ST as well. You are such an inspiration.
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    1882 days ago
    woo HOO! Way to go!

    Hey, that henna sounds interesting as well.

    Proud of you!
    1883 days ago
    It sure sounds like things are wonderful! It's impressive that you've been able to maintain for so long. You give me hope. emoticon
    Good job on the pull-up progress!
    1884 days ago
    Sounds like maintenance to me. Not everything is perfect, but everything is under control. Waking before the alarm is a good sign that you're getting enough rest and you're healthy.
    1884 days ago
    You're doing great! I find it so inspiring that you've been maintaining your weight for so long. Congratulations!

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    1885 days ago
    emoticon for the update. I was wondering how things were going for you! emoticon on the maintenance. 70 weeks is a great job! I'm still in my weight range for maintenance, but at the upper end. I think it may be because I'm doing more strength training. I'll guess I'll just have to watch the eating a bit more, too. I want to be just like you! emoticon
    1885 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    1885 days ago
    Congratulations maintaining your weight! That is a long time. I love the way you are staying on track. I am in maintenance too, and can really appreciate it. It is hard to get back in the right mind frame after splurging during holidays and visits with friends. That's where the support from this site really comes into play!

    1885 days ago
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